REVIEW: A Sky Beyond The Storm by Sabaa Tahir
Updated: Jul 26, 2021
A Sky Beyond The Storm picks up a couple of months after the ending of Reaper at the Gates. Laia of Serra and the blood shrike, also known as Helene have formed an alliance to stop Commandant Keris Veturia and the Night bringer. But Keris Veturia has now named herself Empress of the nation and brings about darkness and destruction in her wake. The empress is always one step ahead as Laia and Helene have previously found out but that won’t stop them in any way, shape or form. Along the way they ask for the help of the Soul Catcher, who in his previous life was our beloved Elias. The Soul catcher is trying to forget his life as Elias but when Laia walks back into his life once again, he is finding that an impossible task to undertake. Also joining them is Laia’s mother who we came to find out was Cook in the previous books. They make alliances with whoever they can because they are not sure whether they can defeat them but will do it at any cost to themselves.
Sabaa Tahir’s writing is phenomenal. Even in the last book, she continues to build the world around the narrative as we get to see the creation of the night bringer and why it happened. She reveals moments in history that are crucial to the narrative but doesn’t make it feel like exposition and way down the story. This book is slow in the first half but is definitely full of action packed scenes that will make you
want more and continue turning the pages. I honestly did not even want to put the book down! Sabaa Tahir has crafted a beautiful finale book to an incredible series and I can’t wait to see what she writes about next.
4 out of 5 stars.